Casey Hayden began her work in the field of Autism in 1998 by working as a one to one behavior interventionist for multiple children in Southern Nevada while pursuing her degree in psychology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).
She completed two internships at the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention in Los Angeles in between her studies at UNLV; which expanded her knowledge from the workshop model to a clinic model of therapy and developed an even greater understanding of autism, Applied Behavior Analysis and Discrete Trial Teaching. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in psychology, she became a behavioral consultant for the UCLA Clinic for the Treatment of Children where she consulted two years. She transitioned to The Lovaas Center for Behavior Intervention in October of 2005 and currently consults for several families in Southern and Northern Nevada.
She completed the required coursework from the Florida Institute of Technology and subsequently obtained her BCaBA in January 2010. From 2011-2013 her responsibilities expanded to program policy development and care managing for the state funded Autism Treatment Assistance Program. Also in 2013, she became licensed as an Assistant Behavior Analyst through the Nevada State Board of Psychological Examiners.
Casey is presently fulfilling her final credits for her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism and scheduled to graduate in May 2014. Following graduation, she will pursue national certification as a behavior analyst. She loves to share her experience of working hands on with individuals that have autism in their homes, schools, and communities. She has strong passion for training behavior interventionists, parents, and teachers and her work has been influential in developing individualized comprehensive autism services.